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Victorian Open Water Swim Training

This page contains information about swimming training squads, groups and events based around the greater Melbourne and Geelong area, aimed at developing skills and fitness for open water swimming.

For more information about open water swim training, the Victorian Open Water Swimming Calendar, Masters Swimming Victoria or any of the Victorian open water swims, please email Greg Chaplin at (no unsolicited commercial emails please).

Are you an Open Water Swim event or training group organiser?

Our list of OWS training groups and events is published as a free service to the open water swimming community in Victoria and inclusion in the list is free.

If you would like to add or update the details of your OWS training squad, group or event, please email us at (no unsolicited commercial emails please).

Masters Swimming Victoria - swimming all year round

Don't just swim in the open water season. Train and compete all year round with one of over 30 Masters Swimming Victoria clubs, including the Casey Seals.

And over the open water season, you can have the added enjoyment of swimming at the open water events with your club teammates.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who may be a bit nervous about competing in open water swimming events, especially if you are new to the sport.

To see what we've got for you or to find a club to join, go to the Masters Swimming Victoria website.

 Event/Squad details  Where  When  Contact
Williamstown S&LSC Open Water Swim Coaching

Technique and stroke focused open water swim training in the bay with a qualified OWS coach and Williamstown S&LSC lifesavers on rescue boards.

This is perfect for pool swimmers and triathletes getting ready for the summer swimming season.

It's at the site for the Victorian open water championships and WOW Challenge in December.

Williamstown S&LSC, Gloucester Reserve. 8.45-10.15am every Saturday morning from 13 Aug until 10 Dec 2016
(next year TBA)

Contact: Jason Bryce, Williamstown S&LSC 0428 777 727



Brighton Icebergers

The Brighton Icebergers train year round, based at the Brighton Seabaths.

They have a "no wetsuit" policy for their swimming. Check the website for more details.

Brighton Seabaths (every day)
Mt Martha (Wed, Sat, Sun)

These times are a guide only.

6.30am Mon-Fri
7.30am & 4.00pm Sat-Sun.

Mt Martha:
6.30am Wed
8.00am Sat-Sun.


John Van Wisse

John Van Wisse is a champion open water swimmer with an incredible history of racing.

He runs open water swim training as well as a pool squad.

Cost: $7.00, payable cash only on the beach.

Half Moon Bay, Beach Road, Black Rock 6.30-7.30pm Wed nights starting from 2 Dec 2015



Tri Alliance

Tri Alliance is a national group for triathlon coaching. Their open-water training sessions would be useful for open-water swimmers as well as triathletes.

Elwood Lifesaving Club Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings November to March

Contact: 1300 680 874


Casey Seals Masters Swimming Club publishes this list of open water swim training squads and events as a service to the Victorian open water swimming community. The inclusion of a squad, group, event or organisation in this list is not a recommendation by the Club as to the suitability, qualifications or any other aspect of these groups, events or organisations.

All care has been taken to ensure that the information contained on this page is accurate, but Casey Seals Masters Swimming Club accepts no liability for any error or misprint and makes no guarantee of its accuracy.

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